A member of the Poppy Family, the Prickly Poppy is a branched, pale blue-green, leafy plant with white flowers with yellow buttons in their centers. The entire plant is covered with tiny, yellow hairs (prickles). The flowers are all about 3-inches in diameter and the plants can grow to 4-feet. Flowering April – July. Habitat – Sandy or gravelly soil on plains or brushy mountain slopes . Several color varieties (mild) – found, mostly in the Western United States. Very poisonous plant.
Photo: Sierra Nevada Mountains, near Bodie, California.
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